Top 5 World Cup Rankings

Top+5+World+Cup+Rankings

Photo Courtesy Of fifa.com

With the top 32 nations competing for the World Cup in Russia next summer, there is little time to waste in ranking the top competitors.

Germany is currently ranked as #1 in the Fifa World Cup Rankings. Coach Low has been coaching the Germany team since 2006. He has led the team to tremendous success throughout his years of coaching the Germany Men’s Team, according to fifa.com. Germany currently has a total of 1602 points, according fifa.com.

Brazil is currently ranked 2, according to fifa.com. Six games into qualifying, Brazil had won only twice and looked in serious danger of failing to qualify, stated si.com. This Brazil plays modern, aggressive football, is far less reliant on Neymar and won 10 and drew two of its final 12 games to qualify, a full 10 points clear at the top of the CONMEBOL table, according to si.com. Brazil currently has 1483 points, stated fifa.com.

Portugal is ranked 3rd following Brazil.. The coach Fernando Santos, was appointed coach in 2014 after a successful spell with Greece.   The Lisbon-born coach made history by leading Portugal to their first major tournament success at EURO 2016 and followed that up by guiding them through the Russia 2018 qualifiers.The Lisbon-born coach made history by leading Portugal to their first major tournament success at EURO 2016 and followed that up by guiding them through the Russia 2018 qualifiers, according to fifa.com.  Portugal has 1358 points in total.

Argentina is ranked 4th in the World Cup rankings. Jorge Sampaoli, head coach of the Argentina Men’s soccer team,led Chile to the knockout stages at Brazil 2014, and his brand of high-tempo pressing football has now helped his home country to Russia 2018, stated fifa.com. With a total amount of 1348 points.

Coming in 5th place is Belgium. Belgium’s head coach, Roberto Martinez, never represented a national team, the highest team he has ever coached was a club team in England. Russia 2018 will represent Martinez’s first appearance at a FIFA tournament as a player or coach, stated fifa.com.